What the CARES Act Means for Laundry Owners

President Donald Trump has signed a massive $2.2 trillion economic rescue bill in an effort to offer some financial relief to the nation, which has been shaken by the recent COVID-19 outbreak. The package – called the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security...

CLA Forced to Cancel Excellence in Laundry Conference

In light of the current health concerns surrounding the COVID-19 outbreak and related government actions within the state of California, the Coin Laundry Association has announced the cancellation of its upcoming Excellence in Laundry Conference. The event – which had...

Trump Signs COVID-19 Worker Relief Bill

President Donald Trump on Wednesday signed the Families First Coronavirus Response Act, a measure created to ensure paid sick leave for workers and to widen coronavirus testing. Senators overwhelmingly supported the House bill that covers the cost of all coronavirus...

CCI Celebrates 20 Years in Business

This year marks the 20th year of business for CCI, more formally known as Card Concepts Inc. “As with many things in life, time has flown by,” said CCI President Steve Marcionetti. “I remember our first card system install as if it were yesterday.” Twenty years is no...

CLA COVID-19 Update

Coin Laundry Association (CLA) is closely monitoring coronavirus (COVID-19) updates from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and other appropriate national and local public health authorities.  CLA’s top priority is the health and well-being of our members and their customers. Learn more and access resources by clicking the button below.

‘Disruptive in a Good Way’

‘Disruptive in a Good Way’

Utah Landlord Discovers New Success in the Laundromat Industry In 2006, the housing market was starting its quick descent, and rumors of a recession were beginning to rumble. It was during this time that Joe Jepsen decided to make a big move and buy enough properties...

When the Dry Goes Well…

When the Dry Goes Well…

From Equipment Mix to Payment Structure, Here’s How Laundry Owners are Fitting Dryers into The Overall Business Equation Despite major advances in high-speed washer extraction technology, a laundromat completely free of dryers is still nowhere on the horizon. At the...

CLA Member of the Year

CLA Member of the Year

An Interview with Multi-Store Owner Michael Finkelstein Michael Finkelstein began his professional career as a broker manager for Georgia Pacific, where he worked with supermarkets in the Maryland, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Virginia and West Virginia territories. In 1983,...

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Girbau Group Names Joris as President

Commercial and industrial laundry equipment manufacturer Girbau has appointed Serge Joris as the company’s new president. Joris’ professional career spans more than 25 years of working internationally in key roles at companies in the technology and industry sectors....

Upgrading Your Laundromat

Five Steps to a Successful Retooling Project Since opening my first laundromat – O-Town Laundry in Salt Lake City – approximately five years ago, I’ve retooled three more stores, am currently building two stores and have three more waiting in the wings. Working with...

Western State Design to Host Spring Service Seminars

Western State Design has announced that it will host free service seminars in April. These events were created to help vended laundry operators learn best practices for the optimal operation and maintenance of their Dexter Laundry equipment. The training sessions will...

CLA Announces Speakers for Excellence in Laundry Conference

Every two years, the Coin Laundry Association hosts the Excellence in Laundry Conference, drawing hundreds of laundry industry professionals from across the country. The 5th biennial Excellence in Laundry Conference will bring world-class speakers and industry...

CLA Brings Together Laundry Professionals in New Jersey

Current and potential store owners, as well as laundry equipment distributors and manufacturers, gathered in Hackensack, N.J., on February 5 to network, enjoy a nice meal and sharpen their business knowledge at the most recent CLA Connect LIVE event. The program...

Industry Roundtable: Maximizing the Dry

Leading Manufacturers Weigh In on the Current State of the Vended Laundry Dryer – And Its Impact on Today’s Laundry Owners and Customers What’s really new with dryers and drying? Dryers and the very act of drying clothes and other items, by definition, represent half...

HappyNest Launches New Location in Kentucky

Laundry pickup-and-delivery service HappyNest has expanded into the Lexington, Ky., market. “As we build our brand in the southeast region, we have several key markets where we want to find the best operators, and Lexington is one of them,” said HappyNest founder John...

Going Full-Time

Making Laundry Your Main Gig As a part-time business on the side, a laundromat certainly checks off several of the boxes – from such tangible advantages as being a cash business with flexible scheduling for the owner, to requiring no product inventory and (depending...

For Rent

A Linen Rental Service May be the Perfect Way to Keep Your Washers Turning – And Your Business Growing Traditionally, when we speak of doing commercial accounts work in a laundromat setting, we’re most often talking about customer-owned goods. This is where the...

HappyNest Expands into Nashville Market

Laundry pickup-and-delivery service HappyNest has launched a new location in Nashville. “Nashville has quickly become one of the hottest spots in the country, and we wanted to be a part of the action,” said HappyNest founder John MacKrell. “The Wash House has quickly...

Leverage Technology for Profit Growth

Transform your store’s customer experience using technology that can help you attract and retain a strong customer base and earn more revenue.

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SPYNR Names New Project Manager

SPYNR has appointed Trey Bowden its new project manager. Bowden, who joined the digital marketing firm late last year, is already helping manage client campaigns and projects, according to company owner and founder Dennis Diaz. Bowden brings to SPYNR more than 20...

Girbau North America Adds New Staffers

Girbau North America recently welcomed several new team members. They are: Jacob Bruneau, shipping and receiving specialist; Amy Bartol, consumer finance associate; Anjelynn Coyne, inside sales associate; Brett Lobajeski, GNA technical field support specialist; and...

HappyNest Launches New Location in Florida’s Broward County

Laundry pickup-and-delivery service HappyNest recently expanded into Florida’s Broward County market. “We have been very successful at finding the best partners in the Florida market, and Lon Gopie is no different,” said HappyNest founder John MacKrell. “He has built...

CLA Releases ‘The Best of Wash with Wally’

The Coin Laundry Association has released “The Best of Wash with Wally,” a printed collection of many of the highlights of PlanetLaundry magazine’s popular and long-running garment care column, “Wash with Wally. The monthly Q&A column is written by laundromat...

You’re Invited: 2020 Excellence in Laundry Conference

A Video Invitation CLA President and CEO Brian Wallace gives a brief overview of what you can expect at the 2020 Excellence in Laundry Conference.   Best of the Best  The 2020 Excellence in Laundry Conference will bring together top laundry professionals,...

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On Camera

Surveillance Technology Continues to Improve – And It Provides Laundry Owners With More Benefits Than You May Think A recent PlanetLaundry cover story discussed the ins and outs of laundromat security, with a good portion of that article highlighting the importance of...

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The Business Mind

Be a Smooth Operator

Be a Smooth Operator

Grow Your Laundry Business by Eliminating Points of Friction Leonardo da Vinci was born in Tuscany, Italy, in 1452. Although he had no formal education, he dabbled in painting (Mona Lisa and The Last Supper, to name a few), sculpting, architecture, engineering,...

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Staying Connected

The Best Way to Keep Up with Today’s Fast-Paced Online World The internet is different today than it was yesterday. And it will change again tomorrow. Just go check out your Facebook feed – or inbox! You’ve likely got a completely different look, and that’s just on...

Marketing Your Multi-Store Operation

To Grow Your Vended Laundry Business, Focus on Four Key Factors Here’s a fact that shouldn’t surprise you by now: More than half of all purchases are influenced by a digital presence. You, your neighbors and the strangers across town are all Googling (and maybe...

Viewpoint

Good for the Community, Good for Business

For two days this past March, the somewhat esoteric worlds of early-childhood education and library science intersected with the pragmatic, bottom-line business of laundromat ownership. Strange bedfellows, indeed. It’s a partnership that, at first glance, maybe...

Big in Japan

I’m very fortunate that my career with the Coin Laundry Association has enabled me to travel internationally to the trade shows that serve our industry worldwide. Each of these opportunities yield great returns, as I learn more about the business and build...

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